Skip to comments.They're already called 'vertically challenged' - but are short people intellectually challenged too?
Posted on 03/05/2014 6:13:39 AM PST by C19fan
They are already cursed with the rather unflattering label of vertically challenged. Now experts say short people may also be intellectually challenged too - or at least in comparison to their taller counterparts. A new study has found a link between IQ and height, suggesting that those who are shorter are on average more likely to be less intelligent. Academics identified genes that influence both height and IQ, and said there was a significant genetic correlation between the two factors.
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They got lil’ baby legs
they stand so low
You got to pick em up
just to say hello
Still one of my favorite songs - and I’m short
"...a little bit"
Guess they never heard of Asians.....
From an anthropological sense it makes sense, greatest chance for the species to survive - strength and brains
Interesting about that, is that when Asians come to the US where there is a greater variety of food, and more of it, it takes only one or two generations and the children are on average the same height.
Then when you go to Asia the tallest people are the leaders
Americans are bigger than ever - taller with enormous strength (think of the knock-out game that can kill with one blow). And yet we see a constant dumbing down of the average American. This sounds pretty bogus to me.
One of the most badass people I’ve ever met was Drill Instructor SGT Dicks. Parris Island, 1989.
My siblings and I purchased the 45 of that song for our vertically challenged mother, back in the day!
(Well - I was still a preteen, so I guess I should say I freeloaded on my siblings purchase... LOL)
I have found the opposite to be true.
Tall people get social advantages of being tall, so they get lazy mentally. They can get by being tall so their mind gets lazy.
Furthemore, I find the view from above to be a view that is easier to analyze situations. And the view from below to be more challenging. So I think tall people’s minds are again less challenged.
Furthermore, I think tall people can move their legs slower to go the same distance. Slow moving legs would tend to produce slow moving brain reaction time.
Or you are seeing a trend back to our roots
Different people groups needed different skills to survive, and one people group has re-isolated by choice are they just returning to that need
My wife is 5’2” and spends most of her life waiting for the rest of us to catch up with last week’s conversation. I’m 6’5” tall and can’t out think the plastic packaging on a new tool for the hardware store.
Then you also have the half of the population of the opposite sex..
If there’s a question mark in the title, the answer to the question is always “No.”
Probably due to the fresher air intake of the tall man.
There are a lot of short people out there. I’m 5’11, and a former Marine, so bring it on.
I’m only 4’10”. Despite my lack of height, I am definitely more intelligent than my 6’6” ex-husband. My daughter is 4’10” and tested in the 99th percentile when they didn’t know what to do with her in school. My sons are both over 6’ and quite intelligent although nothing like my daughter. This study is a crock.
There are a lot of short people in the Marine Corps.
There is also one very tall Gunny, my son, who is 6’6”.
“Academics identified genes that influence both height and IQ, and said there was a significant genetic correlation between the two factors.”
I’m doubtful about this “genetic correlation” they propose. Did they control for the fact that malnourishment affects both height and IQ negatively?
actually the tallest people are from the Netherlands.
With all the illegal immigration Americans are shorter.
“Americans are bigger than ever...”
Given the average intelligence of NBA players I think this study is “flawed”.
Haha. Semper Fi to your son.
An IQ score does not represent overall intelligence.
Correlation is not causation.
- Check the DNA studies in Germany establishing the lack of any Neanderthal DNA is certain ethnic groups - then review “The Bell Curve” again
How tall is the chick who wrote the story?
Does Einstein know about this?
We have two neighbor ladies that are no taller than you, and smarter than most. Yep, they are both cute blonds too.
That song was banned from Maryland radio stations by whiny liberals.
Short Stupid Salamander
Likewise, when I was in Korea for four months in 1988, I did not see anyone as tall as me. But now, I would guess that a number of the next generation of Koreans are as tall.
In the Philippines I would be walking down a crowded sidewalk and spot a guy up ahead who was big by their standards. We would pass and he would look up at me and you could see his big attitude leave him.
Wow you could read his thoughts just by looking at him? You should be a psychic!
So let me get this straight.
A genetic trait accounts for your height, be it tall or short. If you are short you may be dumber that your tall counterpart.
A genetic trait accounts for your race, be it Asian or African. If you are Asian you may be (on average) more intelligence...
I was taught that in the USA it was illegal to draw any conclusions about any attributes of any human based on any criteria????
Now I’m really confused?
Height does not equal strength.
Short guy has a lower center of gravity which can be an advantage in a fight.
Basket ball players are intelligent ?.
well, I hate to break it to you, but I’m 6’2 and last time I wrote a bloody test, I scored a mark of 134.
However, I cannot attest to the validity of this research as I know plenty of folks who are a just a hair shorter than me, and they’re still smart too :P
Pan, my southern friend, as an electrician and one who deals with those mentioned packages all the time... it’s real simple.
You take your brand new package, you take your shotgun... now pay real close attention. Lots of trial and error went into this. You need to use #4 buck, anything bigger will damage the product, and less won’t release it from the deathgrip the packaging has on it. You throw the package in the air (in a same direction of course), then you come up with the shotgun and let er rip. Of course this works better if you actually hit the target.
*actual results may vary*
says the short lady :P
Please don’t hurt me, I was under duress!
I’m reserving judgement until I hear from your husband:)
OK. That maybe true , it’s not what I am talking about
If I am a female searching for a mate to give me the best off spring with the greatest chance if survival / I am going to pick the biggest and the smartest
I am talking completely anthropologically
Charles visited the 'Frisco Bay Area and was a Tower of Power here, too.
It is one of mine too and I am short too.
If, by "intellectually challenged", one means "does stupid things", then we have a little more reliable indication of individual behavior, for whatever it's worth. Both short and tall people vote Democrat, for example.
Maybe the NBA All-Stars should take over the country
Reading body language is far from being psychic. He was squared away, chest out, shoulders held high, looking like cock of the walk then he melted into a slumped mess when he saw me.
I’m only 5’ 16” and I say it’s indubitably true! :-)
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